The Summerglen Files

Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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Go Andrew Go!

November 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It has truly been the year of the book here at Summerglen Music. Back in June, Christina published her Women Embracing Creativity book, and now Andrew has a book of his own as well–Building Grooves: A Beginner’s Guide to Drumset Control and Coordination! Andrew’s proof copy came in the mail today, and it looks great! [...]

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Glen Pix – The Women Embracing Creativity Virginia Tour

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Happy Sunday, friends! Here are some pictures from the Women Embracing Creativity book tour we did back in August. We visited several independent bookstores and holistic centers around Virginia, but these were our favorites! Signing books at the Heritage Bookstore in Virginia Beach, VA Leading the Giving Yourself Permission to Create workshop at the Heritage [...]

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Happy Anniversary, Summerglen!

July 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Summerglen Music is officially one year old today! Yay! I started Summerglen last year after I had had absolutely enough of teaching music in the public schools. Society really mistreats and mistrusts teachers, and I was no exception. After five years of working in a fairly large elementary school, I was completely and utterly spent, [...]

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Christina Featured in Skirt! Magazine

June 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Last month, the fine folks at Skirt! Magazine dropped by Summerglen to interview me for their June issue, which they were dedicating to female musicians. Faith Dwight, the interviewer, and Beth Riley, the photographer, were really cool people, and the interview had the feel of “hanging out and enjoying a coffee with the girls”. (Maybe [...]

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Insulating the Studio

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

For a percussionist especially, soundproofing a home studio can be an ongoing saga–and Andrew’s drumset studio here at Summerglen is no exception. Generally, the sound quality in the studio is good, but the house in general doesn’t have much insulation, which leads to lots of sound bleeding outside when Andrew plays. (Our place was built [...]

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Summerglen’s May Newsletter – How to Practice in a Healthy Way

May 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Our May issue of The Summerglen Times is up and ready to read! This issue of the Times features the second in a series of three articles dedicated to helping you practice more effectively. This article deals with the physical aspects of playing music, and shares tips on how to take care of your body [...]

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April 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Welcome to the new and improved Summerglen Files blog! Andrew and I (the friendly Summerglen musicians) plan to bring a wealth of musical information to you here, and invite you to join us in talking about our favorite subjects–all things trombone and percussion! For anyone who has read The Summerglen Files before, I (Christina) must [...]

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